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Alpine Miniatures 1/16th U-Boat Captain "Auf Wiedersehen"

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Carlos Figure Art, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Carlos Figure Art Active Member

    Hi Gents,

    Its been a while since I posted any work here, I had to open a new account as I forgot my password!

    Some images of my latest piece. The sculpting was a pleasure to paint ... he represents a U-Boat Captain about to depart St.Nazaire U-Boat pens, he is painted to represent a clean clothed/cleanly shaven figure, rather than with heavy beard growth so often seen on return. The flowers were often thrown on deck by on-lookers on de-parting and also they offer some contrasting colour to all that Grey! Apologies for the poor images, some things never change :D

    Fifty shades of Grey "Auf Wiedersehen" St.Nazaire 1943.

    Thanks for any comments.


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  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Lovely Carl.
    One of the highlights of S&L.(y)
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  3. DEL A Fixture

    Great to meet you on Saturday. As Carl says one of the real highlights at S&L.
    If it had been a purely figure show this and one other figure would have been the clear front runners for BoS.
    And not just my opinion.
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  4. Carlos Figure Art Active Member

    Carl, good to see you mate at S+L, thanks!

    Derek, a pleasure to meet you at the show, thank you for your kind words, you are a true Gent buddy..
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  5. Carlos Figure Art Active Member

    + well done on all your awards
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  6. kurthollar Member

    Beautifully done, Carlos!
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  7. pmfs A Fixture

    Hi Carlos!
    Mate, I am speechless with your brilliant final result.:joyful:
    Glad to see you back here.(y)

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  8. Richie A Fixture

    Hi Carlos,
    You certainly had some cracking pieces at our show and very worthy winners, this one included. Looking forward to seeing next years entries and yes you have to come back to return the Derek Holmes memorial trophy, it's only yours for a year;)
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  9. Richie A Fixture

    Forgot to say welcome back, your input has been missed on here(y)
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  10. luisg Active Member

    I like it very much.

    Grey... Sorry great piece;)
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  11. brian A Fixture

    Saw it in the flesh and it was a superb paint job Carl.
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  12. swralph A Fixture

    Lovely painting.
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  13. Ferris A Fixture

    This figure stood out for me in the posting on that show. Excellent work Carlos! Not easy to bring such a big surface area, as is the coat, to life.

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  14. Edorta A Fixture

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  15. CAT of BORDO Member

    Wonderful "Shade of Grey" to the Amazing piece of Carlos, it's a master for Graun Wolves !
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  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    It's good to see you back here,I can't wait till I see this in the flesh,it's a beautiful piece of work carlos
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  17. T50 A Fixture

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  18. Gellso A Fixture

    Lovely work and it looks even better in real life!

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  19. Carlos Figure Art Active Member

    Kurt thanks!

    Pedro, many thanks buddy I'm pleased to be able to post again ...

    Richie, It was a great surprise to win the DH award, I was really pleased as Derek was a mate and inspired and helped me in my early days - God bless him. Thanks for the welcome back+looks like you got me next year then

    Luisg thanks

    Brian, many thanks I was really impressed with your work on display and well done on your awards mate, some really inspiring pieces! do you paint in oils?

    Swralph thankyou

    Adrian, thanks a lot buddy, it was a challenge, especially with all that Grey, it was made that bit easier with the sculpt though fortunately ...

    Edorta, thanks for your comments

    Didier thanks mate, it's good to see you here also

    Brian, thanks for your kind words buddy

    Taesung thanks

    Gellso, it's pleasing to hear your thoughts, thanks although my images are poor ... Sorry I missed you at the show.

    I appreciate all the great feedback Gents - thanks again.

  20. Joe55 A Fixture

    Carlos, what I said in my reply to your tripod carrier applies to this U-Boat Captain too.

    Marvelous work (y)!
    Un trabajo maravilloso (y)!

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